2018 Medical careers: The advisors perspective


Thursday 7 June 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Schools Programme



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This meeting is open to teachers and careers advisors, aiming to offer expert guidance for you to support your students who wish to apply to study medicine.

Hear from doctors, careers advisors, teachers and the admissions office themselves leaving you with the top tips to inspire your own students.

Topics include choosing the right A-levels, insights into appropriate work experience and the interview process, as well as looking at alternatives to the standard route into medicine. This day will provide you with key information to enable you to assist your students through all the different stages of the application.


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome address

Mr George Fussey, Head of Career Education, Eton College, Windsor

10.05 am

Understanding what admissions tutors look for

Dr Suzanne Dawson, Admissions Tutor, Leicester Medical School and Consultant Geriatrician, University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust

10.25 am

Work experience and the interview process

Professor Sue Smith, Head of Admissions, Imperial College London

10.55 am

Tea and coffee break

11.20 am

The personal statement and school’s role in supporting applications

Mr George Fussey

12.00 pm


12.20 pm


Dr Natasha Robinson, Honorary Secretary, Royal Society of Medicine

1.20 pm

Aptitude tests: Mastering the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

Dr Christopher Nordstrom, Co-Founder, The Medic Portal, London

2.00 pm

Choosing a medical school

Dr Christopher Nordstrom

2.40 pm

The Oxbridge perspective

Dr Grant Churchill, Tutor in Medicine at New College, Associate Professor in Chemical Pharmacology, University of Oxford

3.10 pm


3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.45 pm

Non-standard routes into medicine

Dr Philip Adds, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Admissions Tutor, St George's, University of London

4.05 pm

Studying medicine abroad

Mr Ben Ambrose, Managing Director, Medical Doorway

4.25 pm


4.40 pm

Closing remarks

4.45 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Charlotte MannTel: 020 7290 3919 Email: schools@rsm.ac.uk arrow